Norfolk farm awaiting critical results

US - There was an anxious wait last night for laboratory test results at a Norfolk rare breed farm.
calendar icon 13 September 2007
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Pigs at the farm are being tested for foot-and-mouth disease.

But there was little sign of temporary restrictions that have been imposed around Martin's Farm at Hindolveston last night .

The message from farmer Jason Peart was brief: “This is my livelihood, I can't jump the gun and make any comments.”

But Fredric Burrett, a neighbour from Hindolveston, praised Martin's Farm, saying it was a well-respected holding.

"I believe Mr Peart runs the farm together with his wife, Karen. They grow chickens, turkey and around 50 pigs and piglets - all rare breeds," he said.

"A lot of people buy their vegetables, fruit or meat products the farm shop outside their property. They are well-respected in the village."

Source: EDP24
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